reply to post by Andrew E. Wiggin
More sensationalism. If you read the whole article, it states:
Asked about that possibility by a potential voter in Florida during a telephone "town hall meeting," McCain said: "I don't know what would
make a draft happen unless we were in an all-out World War III." ...
McCain, a Vietnam veteran, said the draft during that conflict weighed most heavily on lower-income Americans, and that this should not be
repeated.Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
So apparently McCain is against the draft, but realizes that one might become necessary in the future. Well, duh!
The draft has been a possibility since the country was founded. Emergency times require emergency measures; that's just how it is. We do not live in
a world where people can always make nice. Some people want to kill other people, and if the other person is you, then you either fight or die.
I'm not in favor of a draft, and certainly not in favor of McBama, er, OCain, er, McCain
(sorry, get those mixed up sometimes
). But what
I am less in favor of is the continual spinning of every syllable that either of these idiots utter into something they did not say.
McCain did not say he was in favor of a draft. He said that a draft might be necessary if national security demanded it, as a last resort.
I do not like McCain because he sponsored a bill that stripped freedom of speech and freedom of assembly, because he co-sponsored a bill that would
have granted amnesty to millions of illegal aliens without even trying to prevent more from entering, because he has a history of flip-flopping on
issues, and because I think the man is just plain going senile based on his speeches.
There's plenty of bad things to go around, without making up more. That is what allowed Bush to do what he has done.